Banks, Russell Rule of the Bone

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Rule of the Bone

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Chappie is a punked-out teenager rejected by his mother and abusive stepfather. Out of school and in trouble with the police, he drifts through crash pads, doper squats, and malls until he finally settles in an abandoned school bus with Rose, a seven-year-old child, and I-Man, an exiled Rastafarian who will dramatically change his life. Together they begin an amazing journey...

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The story of a homeless youth living on the edge of society - a lost boy who maps the cruel world that surrounds him with wit, humour and appalling honesty.

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`A magnificent book ... Bone will stay with me for the rest of my
life' -- Roddy Doyle

`A spellbinding novel' -- Observer

`An immediate American classic, a Huck Finn for our times ... A
wonderful novel, a true story of redemption' -- Mail on Sunday

`Funny, moving and utterly convincing' -- Sunday Times

`If you've never read Russell Banks it's time you acquired the
habit' -- Elmore Leonard

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 188 x 127 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. When we first meet him, Chappie is a punked-out teenager living with his mother and abusive stepfather in an upstate New York trailer park. During this time, he slips into drugs and petty crime. Rejected by his parents, out of school and in trouble with the police, he claims for himself a new identity as a permanent outsider; he gets a crossed-bones tattoo on his arm, and takes the name Bone . He finds dangerous refuge with a group of biker-thieves, and then hides in the boarded-up summer house of a professor and his wife. He finally settles in an abandoned schoolbus with Rose, a child he rescues from a fast-talking pedophile. There Bone meets I-Man, an exiled Rastafarian, and together they begin a second adventure that takes the reader from Middle America to the ganja-growing mountains of Jamaica. It is an amazing journey of self-discovery through a world of magic, violence, betrayal and redemption. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780060927240

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